Publishing Assistant - Random House Children's Books

Location
New York, New York
Salary
competitive
Posted
Aug 16, 2018
Metro Area
New York
Duration
Full Time

Company: Penguin Random House LLC 
Requisition ID: 23330 

Random House Children's Books is seeking a Publishing Assistant to support the SVP & Publisher of 5 children's imprints: Random House, Doubleday, Crown, Little Golden books, and Rodale Kids as well as Dr. Suess and Magic Tree House.  We are looking for an individual who can provide comprehensive support and assistance in the daily operations of this office. This is an excellent opportunity to gain exposure to all areas of the publishing process.

The individual who assumes this position must be able to manage the calendar independently while also exercising the utmost sensitivity to the executive’s responsibilities and needs. This individual must communicate and interact effectively, efficiently and professionally with management and employees at all levels of the organization and with external clients and contacts. High ethical standards and a thorough understanding of the importance of discretion and confidentiality are essential to the role.

Specific responsibilities include:

* Handling and screening phone calls, mail, and email
* Maintaining calendars, and making travel arrangements
* Maintain attendance and vacation schedules for division
* Coordinating meetings and taking minutes during
* Maintain files and handle confidential information
* Processing expense reports
* Providing agendas, PowerPoint presentations, and comprehensive itineraries
* Handling special projects to support the overall efforts of the division


Please apply is you meet the following minimum requirements:

* 2 years administrative experience ideally in a publishing environment
* Strong Written and verbal communication skills
* Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
* Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and set priorities
* Proficiency in all Microsoft Office Programs


Successful candidates will be happy performing normal administrative duties while also demonstrating the ability to take initiative and exercise independent thinking where needed.


Penguin Random House is the leading adult and children’s publishing house in North America, the United Kingdom and many other regions around the world.  In publishing the best books in every genre and subject for all ages, we are committed to quality, excellence in execution, and innovation throughout the entire publishing process: editorial, design, marketing, publicity, sales, production, and distribution.  Our vibrant and diverse international community of nearly 250 publishing brands and imprints include Ballantine Bantam Dell, Berkley, Clarkson Potter, Crown, DK, Doubleday, Dutton, Grosset & Dunlap, Little Golden Books, Knopf, Modern Library, Pantheon, Penguin Books, Penguin Press, Penguin Random House Audio, Penguin Young Readers, Portfolio, Puffin, Putnam, Random House, Random House Children’s Books, Riverhead, Ten Speed Press, Viking, and Vintage, among others.  More information can be found at http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/.

Penguin Random House values the array of talents and perspectives that a diverse workforce brings. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.Penguin Random House is the leading adult and children’s publishing house in North America, the United Kingdom and many other regions around the world.  In publishing the best books in every genre and subject for all ages, we are committed to quality, excellence in execution, and innovation throughout the entire publishing process: editorial, design, marketing, publicity, sales, production, and distribution.  Our vibrant and diverse international community of nearly 250 publishing brands and imprints include Ballantine Bantam Dell, Berkley, Clarkson Potter, Crown, DK, Doubleday, Dutton, Grosset & Dunlap, Little Golden Books, Knopf, Modern Library, Pantheon, Penguin Books, Penguin Press, Penguin Random House Audio, Penguin Young Readers, Portfolio, Puffin, Putnam, Random House, Random House Children’s Books, Riverhead, Ten Speed Press, Viking, and Vintage, among others.  More information can be found at http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/.

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